Zark's Burgers: It's Jawbreaker Day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
When CashCashPinoy offered a deal for Zark's Burgers, I was one of those who didn't think twice and just went ahead to buy the coupon. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to claim my P500-worth of food and drinks from the famous burger shop. I thought it would take me forever to finally pay a trip to Zark's Burgers. Fortunately, The Pickiest Eater invited me to attend Jawbreaker Day last Sunday.
Jawbreaker Burger

The Jawbreaker Day is Zark's Burgers special promo offering their 5-inch tall burger to the public for P150 instead of P250. And although there was already Jawbreaker Day part one for this month, I was fortunate to have attended the part two, as I got to evade the long lines of customers in queue last July 7. If you're wondering how, well this time, Zark's Burgers implemented a ticketing system with a number and a time slot.

Jawbreaker Day Tickets

With such a high demand for one of Manila's greasiest burgers, I can't help but get excited to try the Jawbreaker -- a triple-patty burger with Spam, bacon, tomatoes, greens and cheese sauce, served with a siding of fries and a glass of iced tea or lemonade. Just one look at this 5-inch tall burger and you know it's a heart attack in a bun. And although I've recently become quite health conscious, I threw it out of the window for the meantime and just succumbed to this heart attack-inducing temptation.

Jawbreaker P250

In general, Zark's Burgers' patties are made from seasoned beef. And although I like tasty and flavorful beef patties, I found the Jawbreaker's triple-patty having too strong of a peppery taste for my liking. Good thing, there were veggies and a soft and big bun to balance out the explosion of flavors. (Don't eat each layer separately like I did if you don't dig strong peppery flavors. Try to savor everything in one big bite.)

No Leftover

As much as I tried to finish my Jawbreaker, I failed. However, I think I didn't do that bad since I managed to leave just a small portion of the top and bottom buns plus about a fourth of a single patty. (A great job for someone petite, right?) Everyone in our table wasn't able to finish their burgers too, except for Kurt and the beau who despite sweeping his way as the first place finisher, didn't eat his veggies.

Zarks Burgers
Zark's Burgers' dining space and the Wall of Fame

After this trip to Zark's Burgers, I'm sure a returning visit is in order. With other tempting greasy burgers such as the Deep-Fried Burger (1/4 pound P155; 1/2 pound P185) and the 2-pound quadruple-patty Tombstone (P500) which if you finish in 10 minutes garners you a spot on the Wall of Fame, plus a free shirt, the beau and I might just give the challenge a try. (It would be nice if a photo of a girl is on that wall, don't you think so?)


Zark's Burgers, Taft Ave.
2/F Archer's Nook, 2464 Taft Ave.,
Malate, Manila (Across DLSU, top of Yellow Cab)
(02) 392-1211; (0923) 737-2517
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44 comments:

  1. Sumi!! I want to be there when you try to conquer the tombstone challenge! :)

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    1. That wouldn't be a pretty sight though.. hahaha.. XD

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  2. Once the wedding is done, I'll finally get to try this :P

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    1. Can't wait for you and Lynne to give Zark's Burgers a try.. :D You two are like burger connoisseurs! XD

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  3. Oh maaaaan. Sa taft pala siya? I was always wondering where Zark's was located. I don't like peppery burgers though. D:

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    1. They have a branch in President's Ave., BF homes Paranaque (in front of Shawarma Snack Center) too.. :) I'm not sure if all their burger patties have a strong peppery taste, but if you'd eat everything in one bite naman, it's not as overpowering na.. ^^

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  4. Yes burger shouldn't be eaten layer by layer but as a whole. But 5 inches?! Oh my my mouth can open only 1 inch. LOL..

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    1. Haha.. Yeah! :D I actually didn't everything layer by layer, but I ate 1 patty by itself and the other one in half so I can flatten the burger easier.. ^^

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  5. I almost finished it! ALMOST! hahaha! :) It was nice to see you guys. My friend and I flattened the burger instead of dismantling it so we can savor all the layers at the same time. :) Maybe we can do a part 2 with the other foodies?

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    1. I didn't dare flatten the burger 'cause it's so tall and I don't want the juices to leak out from the patties.. haha.. But I eventually flattened it out after eating the 1st patty.. :D And sure, I'm definitely game for a 2nd visit!

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  6. wow!!! Hahaha! :D i tried their cheeseburger & it was so good. I cannot finish even a double patty burger, lol.

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  7. Glad you made it, Sumi!

    I'm amazed, you actually ate more of the burger than me! hehe

    The deep fried burger is still my fave though.. let's all go back to try the other stuff!

    :)

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    1. If only the bun wasn't to soggy after quite a while, I think I can still finish the burger.. :D Haha.. excuses eh noh?! XD Anyway, thanks again for the invitation. I'll definitely try the deep-fried burger next and tombstone next! :D

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  8. OMG! That looks so mouth-watering! sumi, can you please tell them to open a branch here in Cebu?! :-)

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    1. Let's hope for that.. Cebu can use a greasy burger spot! ;)

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  9. I have not tried anything this huge! Migosh, the calories will be something there but the experience I'm sure is something else :D

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  10. How tall is that Zark's burger? It looks delicious.

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    1. I've actually mentioned twice on the post that it's 5 inches tall.. :)

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  11. how would i eat a stack of patties plus veggies plus bun in one go? :D goodness for 150php super super sulit to! :) Nakakgutom talaga tong blog mo haha


    xx, WANDER SHUGAH

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    1. That's what I initially thought when I saw the burger!!! :D I didn't know how I'd eat it in one go, that's why I ate 1 patty first.. haha.. XD

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  12. Oh my goodness... first time in a long time I "felt" myself drooling. :D

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  13. These burgers look really tasty but I don't dare try them :) The calories!

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  14. I want to try Zark's Jawbreaker too!!!

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  15. That looks like a lot of burger! Gonna try it one time. I think 3 days of not eating before might just do the trick to prepare for this. Hahaha!!!

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    1. That's a good plan! :D I can do that to prepare for the Tombstone challenge XD

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  16. you made me crave for more burgers!

    :))

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  17. that's huge! at least for me. haha.

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    1. Haha.. Don't worry sir totomai, this is also huge even for me! :D

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  18. Wow, what a calorie-loaded meal! :D Been trying protein diet so maybe I'd stick with just the patties in that! hihi

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  19. It is indeed a JawBreaker, I dont think I can swallow this burger whole :D

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  20. surely my sons will love it :) that burger was really big, a real burger treat hihi

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  21. Great blog post Sumi! Since I study nearby, frequently visit Zark's. I love their burger patties but not much of the bread.

    Plus, they are somewhat affordable because at 120+ you will have a burger of your choice, some fries and a drink.

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  22. We heard about this place and the boyfriend, I think, can get his face on that wall easy! haha :) Your photos are enough to convince me to give this place a shot. I just hope it doesn't cause my BP to go up again, haha.

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  23. I don't think I can finish a burger like that. Haha.

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  24. I wish were able to take advantage of this. :( Too bad, we missed that big discount!

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  25. ZOMG, Zark's!!! Sabi ng friends ko we'll really break our jaws with their burgers. :D Must try this some time.

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  26. Our family should try this, my husband and son are excellent candidates for the Wall of Fame.

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  27. wow Zarks! i think i like peppery burgers! Oh geez im hungry! hell to my diet! lol

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  28. 2-pound quadruple-patty Tombstone, wow! that's huge. I think my 500 peso bill is worth it. lol! I'll finish it within 10 mins. so I can I have a shirt and wall of fame spot! hehe

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  29. I've tried their burgers. Super sulit talaga siya at masarap. The first time we went there, we felt so full that we walked our way home from Vito Cruz to UN Avenue! :D

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  30. naalala ko nung first trimester ko naglilihi ako sa zarks... the jawbreaker was so good and filling para akong nasa isang segment ng man vs food :)

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  31. Noon ko po gustong i-try 'to! I love burgers kasi!.. :)

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